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Central Austin is one of the most desired locations in Austin, due to its proximity to downtown businesses and nightlife, the State Capitol and other Texas government complexes, and the University of Texas campus. In MLS areas 1B, 4, UT, and DT, Central Austin always has been a popular place to live, work, and spend leisure time, and has seen an even greater resurgence since the introduction of high-rise and loft living. The skyline of downtown Austin has changed dramatically over the last decade and is a vibrant hub for many Austinites and for visitors and tourists.

Everything that's great about Austin (see Austin homes for sale) can be found in the Central district. This is where people come for entertainment, shopping, business, and a place to call home. Many of Austin's annual festivals are in central Austin, including the internationally renowned South By Southwest Music Festival, which helped the city become known as the "Live Music Capital of the World." Central Austin also is a hotbed of economic activity and high-tech innovation with its thriving business climate. Read More >>

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$849,000
4811 Shoal Creek Blvd - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
4
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,757
Acres
0.2
Year Built
1950
$849,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Shoalmont Add Sec 02
4 br, 3 ba, 2,757 ft²
MLS® #: 6917744
Price:
$849,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6917744
Sqft:
2,757
Acres:
0.20
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Shoalmont Add Sec 02
Property Listed By:
Gottesman Residential R.e.

Pristine Newly Renovated Home On Large Centrally Located Lot W/immaculate Finishes Throughout.open Living,clean Lines & Beautiful Outdoor Living.completely Reworked Master Suite W/ Heated Bathroom Floors & California Faucets/trim.kitchen Remodel Includes Island W/scotsman Icemaker,thermador Professional Range & Dishwasher & Granite Counters.electrical Upgraded,led Reces...

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$749,000
360 Nueces St #4304 - Austin, TX 78701

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
998
Acres
0
Year Built
2008
$749,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Residential Condo Amd 360
2 br, 2 ba, 998 ft²
MLS® #: 8466834
Price:
$749,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
8466834
Sqft:
998
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Residential Condo Amd 360
Property Listed By:
Titan Real Estate

Penthouse Floor Unit/43rd Floor Of The 360, Beautiful Finish-out, Designer Lighting, Custom Paint, Solar Shades, High-end Appliances. Luxury Living W/beautiful Views In One Of The Tallest Buildings In Austin. 12-foot Ceilings, Floor-to-ceiling Windows, 2 Parking Spaces And Some Of The Best Amenities A Condominium Of This Caliber Can Have. Close To Everything Downtown! W...

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$610,000
5513 Avenue F - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
4
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
1,864
Acres
0.14
Year Built
1948
$610,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Highlands
4 br, 3 ba, 1,864 ft²
MLS® #: 9986765
Price:
$610,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9986765
Sqft:
1,864
Acres:
0.14
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Highlands
Property Listed By:
Horizon Realty

Beautiful, Classic 3/2 North Loop Home With 1/1 Garage Apartment. 3/2 Main Home Completely Redone In '05; Efficient But Charming Apartment Built '05 (currently Rented For $1150). Both Feature Wood And Tile, Granite Counters & Stainless Appliances, Parking, Private Yards. 2 Car Garage With Alley Access. An Oasis, But Close To All North Loop Eateries, Coffee Houses, &...

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$1,295,000
3204 Highland Ter - Austin, TX 78731

Bedrooms
5
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
3,520
Acres
0.26
Year Built
2013
$1,295,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Highland Park West
5 br, 4 ba, 3,520 ft²
MLS® #: 6736553
Price:
$1,295,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
5
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6736553
Sqft:
3,520
Acres:
0.26
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Highland Park West
Property Listed By:
Den Property Group

Sophisticated Hill Country Modern In Prestigious Balcones/highland Park Neighborhood. New Construction Completed In 2013 By Roost Custom Homes. Excellent Close In Location, 5 Minutes To Downtown. Light-filled Interiors With Open Concept Living. Covered Patio With Outdoor Kitchen Leads To Large Backyard And Pool With Automatic Cover. Irrigated Garden And Dog Run. G...

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$354,900
54 Rainey St #911 - Austin, TX 78701

Bedrooms
1
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
756
Acres
0
Year Built
2005
$354,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Milago Condo Amd
1 br, 1 ba, 756 ft²
MLS® #: 8698693
Price:
$354,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
8698693
Sqft:
756
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Milago Condo Amd
Property Listed By:
Urbanspace

Designed To Embrace The Lady Bird Lake Waterfront In Austin, The Milago Architecture And Landscape Combine To Create A One-of-a-kind Condo And Location. Live On The Lake In A Peaceful Park-like Setting. One Bdrm Condo W/balcony, Open Liv/din/kit W/granite Counters, Ss Appliances, Wood Floors, Garden Tub, Stack W/d, 24 Hr Concierge, Gym, Party Rm, Lounge, Patios, Grillin...

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$585,000
3612 Oakmont Blvd - Austin, TX 78731

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,123
Acres
0.11
Year Built
2009
$585,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Oakmont Heights Resub
3 br, 3 ba, 2,123 ft²
MLS® #: 9550221
Price:
$585,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9550221
Sqft:
2,123
Acres:
0.11
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Oakmont Heights Resub
Property Listed By:
First Agent Realty

3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, + Bonus Room, Located In Rosedale Area. Short Walk To Kerbey Lane & Brykerwoods Elm. Direct Access To Mopac And 38th. Home Features Include: Modern Open Floor Plan, Large Kitchen Island/breakfast Bar; Master Suite Contains Balcony, Dual Vanities, 2 Closets & Soaker Tub; Jack N Jill Bath Connects 2nd & 3rd Bedrooms, Large Utility Room. 2009 Build With ...

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$155,000
2901 San Jacinto Blvd - Austin, TX 78705

Bedrooms
1
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
398
Acres
0.01
Year Built
1984
$155,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Oakview Condo
1 br, 1 ba, 398 ft²
MLS® #: 5481582
Price:
$155,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5481582
Sqft:
398
Acres:
0.01
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Oakview Condo
Property Listed By:
Agent Realty

Awesome Condo One Block North Of Ut. Lease Until Aug.2017 And Great Investor Opportunity! Complex Has Pool And Hot Tub In Common Area With Security Gate!

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$649,900
5615 Clay Ave #a - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
3
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
2,778
Acres
0.17
Year Built
2007
$649,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Car Resident Condo
3 br, 3 ba, 2,778 ft²
MLS® #: 9815157
Price:
$649,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9815157
Sqft:
2,778
Acres:
0.17
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Car Resident Condo
Property Listed By:
Bramlett Residential

Fantastic Location- Walking Distance To Everything On Burnet Road! Beautiful, Well Maintained Home In The Heart Of Austin. 3 Bedrooms Plus Two Office Spaces And 3 Full Bathrooms. The Huge Master Suite Features A Seating Area With Access To The Balcony, Large His And Hers Walk In Closets, Separate Double Sinks, And A Large Soaking Tub Separate From The Walk In Shower. Gr...

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$416,000
40 N Interstate 35 #5b1 - Austin, TX 78701

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,288
Acres
0.02
Year Built
1983
$416,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Towers Town Lake Condo Amd
2 br, 2 ba, 1,288 ft²
MLS® #: 1670852
Price:
$416,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1670852
Sqft:
1,288
Acres:
0.02
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Towers Town Lake Condo Amd
Property Listed By:
The Property Company

Elegant And Stately, Enjoy City Views In This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condominium At The Amenity-rich Towers Of Town Lake. Hand Hewn Pecan Floors In The Living Room. Immaculate Master Bed And Bath With Crown Molding, Tasteful Fixtures And Custom Wardrobe. Walk To Rainey St. Cultural District And Relish In All That Downtown Austin Has To Offer- Lakeside Trails, Restaurants And...

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$1,649,900
2104 Stamford Ln - Austin, TX 78703

Bedrooms
4
Baths
5
SQ. Feet
3,668
Acres
0.22
Year Built
2009
$1,649,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Westfield A
4 br, 5 ba, 3,668 ft²
MLS® #: 7819712
Price:
$1,649,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
5
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
7819712
Sqft:
3,668
Acres:
0.22
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Westfield A
Property Listed By:
Taylor Real Estate

Recent Construction, High Quality Finishes, Deep Lot On Quiet Street In The Heart Of Tarrytown. 100% Masonry Exterior, Metal Roof, Hardwood And Travertine Marble Flooring. Solid Oak & Cherry Millwork. Gourmet Electrolux Appliances W/ Built-in Refrigeration. Built-in Storage Throughout. Double Vanity Master Bath W/jetted Tub & Multi-spray Shower. Roof Deck With Outdoo...

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$550,000
2601 Northland Dr - Austin, TX 78756

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,824
Acres
0.23
Year Built
1952
$550,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Shoalmont Add Sec 04
3 br, 2 ba, 1,824 ft²
MLS® #: 2867753
Price:
$550,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2867753
Sqft:
1,824
Acres:
0.23
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Shoalmont Add Sec 04
Property Listed By:
Realty Austin

3/2 Shoalmont/allandale Gem! Certified Best Of Tx Backyard Habitat & Featured In Organic Gardener, Your Buyers Will Love The Tranquil Setting, Shaded W/gorgeous Trees, Drought Resistant & Ever-changing Landscaping. This Energy & Water Efficient Home Includes Updated Electrical System, Low-e Double-pane Windows, Original Floors, French Drains, Rain Gutters. Open Floor Pl...

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Properties in Central Austin

Urban excitement blends with old fashioned charm here, and much of Austin's heritage has been preserved. Central Austin is home to many beautiful historic sites, such as West Austin Park, and old neighborhoods such as Allandale, Pemberton Heights, and Brykerwoods. These areas feature some of Austin's finest historical homes, many of which are surrounded by large, carefully manicured properties dotted with mature oak and cottonwood trees, affording shade and privacy in Austin's busiest district. The University of Texas at Austin provides an additional backdrop of classic architecture and landscaping for many homes between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and E Dean Keaton St.

Homes in Central Austin range from cottages from the 1800s to remodeled or new construction luxury homes to sleek, high-rise condominiums. Demand for all properties in Central Austin is high, and demand for condos has exceeded the availability of units in many cases, despite rampant construction over the last few years.

Central Austin Residential Real Estate Statistics

Price Range

$120,000 to $7,000,000

Average Price

$592,144

Median Price

$483,750

Size Range of Homes

440 to 13,673 square feet

Price Range of Homes (per square foot)

$105.59 to 795.46

Median Price (per square foot)

$254.85

Average Days on the Market

68

* Based on November 2012 Data

Neighborhood Location

Central Austin (see Central Austin homes for sale) is bordered to the north by FM 2222, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by the Colorado River. Downtown is bordered to the north by MLK, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by North Lamar. Central Austin is in zip codes 78701 (see 78701 homes for sale,) 78703 (see 78703 homes for sale,) 78705 (see 78705 homes for sale,) 78731 (see 78731 homes for sale,) 78751 (see 78751 homes for sale,) and 78756 (see 78756 homes for sale.)

Amenities and Attractions

Austin’s recorded history began in the 1830s when Anglo-American settlers arrived in Central Texas and founded the village of Waterloo on the banks of the Colorado River, the first permanent settlement in the area. By 1839, Waterloo adopted the name Austin and became the capital of the Republic of Texas. The Texas State Capitol is an enormous pink granite building with a dome taller than that of the U.S. Capitol, a point of pride for many Texans. The Capitol building enjoys a prominent place in the skyline at the head of Congress Avenue. Tourists tend to start at the Capitol Visitors Center in the old General Land Office building and move on to the Capitol itself, completing their tour a few blocks north at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, which includes three floors of exhibits and an IMAX theater.

On the opposite end of Congress Avenue is the 416-acre Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake,) which separates Central Austin from South Austin. Its nine bridges include the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, summer home to a colony of a million Mexican Free-tailed Bats , and the James D. Pfluger FAIA (Lamar Blvd.) Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, which provides hikers, walkers, runners, joggers, and bicyclists with a safe means of getting from one side of the lake to the other.

Other popular attractions located along Congress Avenue are the Paramount Theatre, a restored motion picture palace that is mostly used as a performing arts venue but that often hosts movie premieres and revivals of classic films, and the Arthouse at the Jones Center, a gallery that shows innovative artwork.

On the east side of downtown, the leading attraction is East Sixth Street, often compared to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. It is lined with bars and live music venues filled with college students and tourists. It is also home to the historical Driskill Hotel, a Victorian showplace that opened in 1886. Intersecting with East Sixth is Red River Street, which is known for such music venues as Emo's and Stubb's BBQ. A little further south is the 881,400 square foot Austin Convention Center.

West of Congress is the Second Street District, which includes Willie Nelson Boulevard. The Second Street District is lined with upscale restaurants, boutiques, the Austin Children's Museum, the Antoine Predock-designed City Hall, the Austonian, a residential skyscraper that is one of the tallest buildings in the state, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, and the W Hotel.

Just north of the Second Street District is the Warehouse District, with bars and restaurants aimed at a professional crowd. Its leading attractions include the venerable Antone's blues club, La Zona Rosa, Fado Irish Bar, Oilcan Harry's, Truluck's, Kenichi, and Sullivan's Steakhouse. North of that is yet another bar and restaurant district - West Sixth Street - which has flourished due to the increased population density created by high-rises. Its bars and restaurants include Opal Divine's Freehouse, Molotov, Ranch 616, Little Woodrow's, The Hoffbrau, Hut's Hamburgers, and Frank & Angie's Pizzeria.

At the intersection of West Sixth Street and North Lamar are Book People, the largest independent bookstore in Texas, Whole Foods flagship store, which is a wonderland for foodies, and Waterloo Records, one of the largest and most respected music stores in the United States. West of Lamar is a section of art galleries.

Just north of the State Capitol is the huge campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Book a tour of the UT Tower for a spectacular view of the city. The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, a block north of the Bob Bullock Museum, has collections of antiquities, prints, and European and American art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. The Texas Memorial Museum, housed in an Art Deco building near the Law School, specializes in natural history and paleontology. The dinosaur and fossil exhibits are a huge hit with children.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum has artifacts from the late President's political career and a reproduction of the Oval Office as it was decorated during his administration. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is home to Texas Longhorn football games, and the Frank Erwin Center is a venue for touring musical acts. The Visual Arts Center displays work designed by UT art students. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is a special collections library. While most of its holdings are accessible only to scholars, there are exhibits on the ground floor of some collection highlights, including the world's first photograph, a Gutenberg Bible, and other historical, literary, cinematic, and artistic treasures.

The area around UT is filled with bars, restaurants, and shops. The Drag is a section of Guadalupe Street west of campus stretching roughly from MLK Boulevard north to 32nd Street. While the Drag has lost some of the bohemian vibe that characterized it from the 70s to the 90s, it's still a great place for people-watching. Tourists can stock up on Longhorn-related clothing and other souvenirs at the University Co-op.

Further north is Hyde Park, a planned residential community known for its beautifully-restored Victorian and Craftsman-style homes. While there are pricier and more luxurious neighborhoods in town, if you asked many Austinites where they'd live if they had the money, they often say Hyde Park. One highlight of Hyde Park is the Elisabet Ney Museum, the home and studio of an eccentric sculptress who moved to Texas after establishing her reputation sculpting the famous and the powerful in Europe. Among her most familiar works are the statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin in the southern entrance foyer of the State Capitol.

North of Hyde Park is North Loop, a hipster-dominated area that includes a few vintage stores, dive bars, and funky restaurants. West of downtown are such neighborhoods as Clarksville, Pemberton Heights, and Tarrytown. (If you explore Pemberton Heights, make sure and drive by the Pemberton Castle at 1415 Wooldridge Drive, which was used as the sales office for the subdivision in the 1920s).

Other attractions in the western part of Central Austin are Camp Mabry, a National Guard camp that is home to the Texas Military Forces Museum, and, on the shores of Lake Austin, the Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria, which includes the Italianate villa of philanthropist Clara Driscoll, and an art school.

Nearby Parks and Outdoor Activities

  • Northwest Recreation Center (2913 Northland Drive)
  • Perry Neighborhood Park (4800 Fairview Drive)
  • Gaines Creek Greenbelt (4800 South Mo Pac Expressway)
  • Mount Bonnell at Covert Park (3851 Mount Bonnell Drive)
  • Mayfield House (3505 West 35th Street)
  • Mayfield Nature Preserve (3801 West 35th Street)
  • Reed Neighborhood Park (2614 Pecos Street)
  • Walsh Boat Landing (1600 Scenic Drive)
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course (2901 Enfield Road)
  • Ramsey Neighborhood Park (4301 North Rosedale Avenue)
  • Triangle Commons Pocket Park (722 West 46th Street)
  • Shipe Neighborhood Park (4400 Avenue G)
  • Elisabet Ney Museum (304 East 44th Street)
  • Bailey Neighborhood Park (1101 West 33rd Street)
  • Sparky Pocket Park (3701 Grooms Street)
  • Hancock Golf Course and Recreation Center (811 East 41st Street)
  • Lamar Senior Activity Center (2874 Shoal Crest Avenue)
  • Adams-Hemphill Neighborhood Park (201 West 30th Street)
  • Eastwoods Neighborhood Park (3001 Harris Park Avenue)
  • Shoal Creek Greenbelt (2600 Lamar Boulevard)
  • Caswell Tennis Center (2312 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Johnson Creek Greenbelt (2001 Enfield Road)
  • West Enfield Neighborhood Park (2008 Enfield)
  • Mary Francis Baylor Clarksville Park (1811 West 11th Street)
  • Haskell House (1705 Waterston Street)
  • Palm Plaza Pocket Park (1524 Palma Plaza)
  • Pease District Park (1100 Kingsbury Street)
  • West Austin Neighborhood Park (1317 West 10th Street)
  • Austin Recreation Center (1213/1301 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Duncan Neighborhood Park (901 West 9th Street)
  • Wooldridge Square (900 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waterloo Neighborhood Park (500 East 12th Street)
  • Symphony Square (1101 Red River Street)
  • Treaty Oak Square (507 Baylor Street)
  • Lamar Beach in Town Lake Metropolitan Park (1200 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Shoal Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (707 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Republic Square (422 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waller Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (30 East Avenue)
  • Sir Svante Palm Neighborhood Park (200 South IH-35 SVRD SB)
  • Brush Square—O. Henry Museum (409 East 5th Street)
  • Old Bakery and Emporium (1006 Congress Avenue)
  • Waller Creek Greenbelt (703 East 6th Street)

Central Austin Schools

Central Austin is in the Austin Independent School District (see Austin ISD homes for sale.)

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Private Schools

  • AHB Community School
  • The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Bronze Doors Academy
  • City School
  • Clearview Sudbury School
  • Girls School of Austin
  • Griffin School
  • Khabele School
  • Odyssey School
  • San Juan Diego Catholic School
  • SRI Atmananda Memorial School
  • St. Paul Lutheran School
  • TNS Academy

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from March 27th, 2015 at 10:32am CDT. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.